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Criminal justice policy : origins and effectiveness

Author: Jacinta M Gau
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking a balanced, reasoned approach, Criminal Justice Policy: Origins and Effectiveness provides an overview of a major policy in each chapter, discussing the type of crime that the policy targets and giving a summary of the empirical evidence on the policy's effectiveness at reducing crime. The text reviews the academic research on policy effectiveness and covers both the theoretical foundation and empirical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gau, Jacinta M., 1982-
Criminal justice policy
New York : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2017037980
(OCoLC)1000298131
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacinta M Gau
ISBN: 9780190210939 0190210931 9780190859718 0190859717
OCLC Number: 1000297967
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Deterrence and incapacitation --
Drug policy --
Sex-offender policy --
Gang policy --
Juvenile justice --
Gun policy --
Mass incarceration --
The death penalty --
Intermediate sanctions --
White-collar offending --
Human trafficking --
Police policy --
Correctional treatment and rehabilitation --
New horizons : the promise of community-based crime control.
Responsibility: Jacinta M. Gau, University of Central Florida.

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Taking a balanced, reasoned approach, Criminal Justice Policy: Origins and Effectiveness provides an overview of a major policy in each chapter, discussing the type of crime that the policy targets and giving a summary of the empirical evidence on the policy's effectiveness at reducing crime. The text reviews the academic research on policy effectiveness and covers both the theoretical foundation and empirical status of each policy.

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